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 Post subject: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Vehicle: 2008 SportKA 1.6
Length of ownership: (3 years in family) 4 months in total me
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Performance: 94bhp, 0-60 9.7secs - 108mph - 934kg
feels faster then this! surprised people @ southern meet with speed ;)
Brilliant handling! would give alot of cars a good run for their money ;)

Comfort: Not to bumpy and as standard comes with (as this is SE model): Leather, tints, a/c, cd player with ipod aux, heated front and rear screens, electric mirrors, rcl, front + rear fogs, remote boot release, pop out rear windows -

Reliability & Running Costs Has been bomb proof reliability - but running costs arent to brilliant due to old design of engine and low gearing!

Safety & Security: It's a ka! airbag and ford immobiliser but in a crash i can't imagine it's going to end well :lol:

Good Points: Good Looks, punchy torquey engine, good equipment levels, absolute joy to drive!

Bad Points: Low Gearing + lack of sound deadening makes motorways not ideal, rear access is cramped, 4 seater! - small boot - it's a ford - RUST!

Summary: Love the ka! people say its a girls car but they can bugger off! handling is immense and the equipment levels are more then generous! Engine is good if coarse and a bit thirsty - but the gearbox is insanely good ;) - obviously has drawbacks related to gearing and size of car but would recomend one!

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Nice review.
Do these have the 1.5din radios? If so have you gotta pic of it?

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:26 pm 
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meilack wrote:
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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Needs an interior pic to show off the leather. Had a ka for a coutsey car once, was like driving a go-kart real fun :)

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:43 am 
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dodgy interior pic added to 1st post ;)

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:30 am 
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meilack wrote:
dodgy interior pic added to 1st post ;)

thats it :thumbsup:

good review btw

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:56 am 
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cheers mate ;)

i reckon a 190bhp ST lump in this would be insane :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: SportKA Review
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:19 pm 
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replaced by new review :lol:

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